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Old 11-02-2016, 05:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Many states allow year of manufacture to be used on old cars. NJ I beleive allows the use on a very limited range of years.

Hoping they allow YOM plates at least up to 1959 which used the black and orange plates. Late 59 or 60 is is when I believe NJ switched to the beige plates.


http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...psgqgcdax5.jpg


in 58 there was a NJ plate issued by weights and measures for coal trucks, the plate was black with light blue letters.


Always like the old Maine plates, white background, black letters.
Current NY plates are nice.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Wayne,NJ
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Many states allow year of manufacture to be used on old cars. NJ I beleive allows the use on a very limited range of years.

Hoping they allow YOM plates at least up to 1959 which used the black and orange plates. Late 59 or 60 is is when I believe NJ switched to the beige plates.


http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...psgqgcdax5.jpg


in 58 there was a NJ plate issued by weights and measures for coal trucks, the plate was black with light blue letters.


Always like the old Maine plates, white background, black letters.
Current NY plates are nice.
My mom had a 1956 Ford they'd gotten new that had the buff plates as long as I remember BGG-191 if I recall. Although I was only 3 in 56. I didn't understand why they went to the blue plate. I kinda figured someone who knew someone in Trenton had an excess of blue paint. The buff and black was supposedly chosen because they were easier to read in the days before reflective plats.

I have noticed the current plates aren't embossed. Just a flat plate with lettering, I assume cheaper to manufacture, although I thought prison labor was cheap anyway.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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The flat plates NJ makes are easy to read. Other states use typefaces that are very narrow difficult for law enforcement to decifer. The problem with the flat plates is the glare from headlights and traffic cameras. The flat surface creates a glare in certain instances. The embossed plates are easier to read in those instances as plate is stamped and there is no glare from a flash of light. Nevada was using flat plates for a few years and then went back to an embossed format in the last year.

Check out this site for more info
http://www.15q.net/nv.html

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Old 11-02-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Manhattan!
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I've never been a fan of the yellow plates either.

I also miss the old NY plates too, as others have said. Utah has my #1 favorite plates
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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I do remember a story that the someone in NJ state government who was in charge of plates had their teenage daughters make the design. They liked the old design of California so went with the blue. I personally do not like the yellow plates either.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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NJ isn't too adventurous with the plate designs. Some special themed ones but still with the basic canary yellow and black lettering design. NY has a little more variety.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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For anyone interested in a LOT more information regarding NJ license plates...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl..._of_New_Jersey
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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Yeah they've changed very little since 1992 which is a long run for a plate design.

I do notice some people go out of their way to re-use their old blue plates even on brand new cars, which they must view as some sort of important status symbol. (Personally I think they're ugly.)
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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I do notice some people go out of their way to re-use their old blue plates even on brand new cars, which they must view as some sort of important status symbol. (Personally I think they're ugly.)

My theory is that those folks are just cheap!
In addition to those blue plates being ugly, they are very difficult to read from a few car lengths away, and from what I heard, the major reason for abandoning that color scheme was that police departments were complaining about the readability problem.
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